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|Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:51 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-17 ] SUS: Local root vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: SUS: Local root vulnerability (GLSA 200409-17)
Date: September 14, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
SUS contains a string format bug that could lead to local privilege escalation.
SUS is a utility that allows regular users to be able to execute certain commands as root.
Vulnerable: < 2.0.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog() function.
An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain root access.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
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